Drought-hit Kadur farmers in distress

With drought looming large over Kadur, the farmers are in distress in the taluk.  The dry and arid conditions stare at farmers in the taluk that has been the worst hit by drought.

The crops have wilted in nature’s wrath. Farmers with moist eyes recall their tale of woes. The wells, borewells and lakes have gone dry.  The commercial crop of coconut has been completely damaged.  The arecanut trees are counting their last days. The farmers have no work to work in the field with scarcity of water.

Kadur taluk has experienced 60% deficit rainfall this year. The target was to cultivate ragi on 65% farm land. However, sowing has not been completed even on 30% land.  Without the availability of green pasture for grazing and fodder, the owners have been selling the cattle for less price. A few farmers have been working as labourers in coffee plantations.

There is acute shortage of drinking water as well. To get rid of drought temporarily, the water from Madagada Kere and Ayyanakere can be used for filling the dried lakes in the taluk.
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